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Dr Ben Schram

Assistant Professor

Level 5, Bond Institute of Health and Sport, 2 Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226

Professional biography

Ben has experience in officer training with the army reserve to complement his Exercise Science, Doctor of Physiotherapy, and PhD degrees, enabling unique insight into the demands of tactical personnel. He is extensively involved in most aspects of the Bond University Doctor of Physiotherapy program including musculoskeletal physiotherapy and research supervision. He is part of the Tactical Research Unit at Bond University, conducting research with tactical personnel such as firefighters, military personnel and police. His research focus is injury epidemiology, injury minimisation strategies, the validation of fitness standards, deconstructing the physical and physiological demands of tactical occupations and creating strategies to maximising performance of occupational tasks.

Teaching expertise

Ben has been employed at Bond for over eight years and taught in most subjects within the Doctor of Physiotherapy subjects. His roles have included clinical supervision, OSCE examination, PBL and simulation facilitation and subject co-ordination.

Teaching awards

  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence (eTEVAL) award – Principles of Physiotherapy
  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence (eTEVAL) award – Maximising Human Potential
  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence (eTEVAL) award – Maximising Human Potential

Professional admissions

  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning-Australia
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australasian Military Medicine Association


  • Doctor of Physiotherapy Bond University
  • Doctor of Philosophy Bond University
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science Griffith University
  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator National Strength and Conditioning Association